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Theater & art

Quinn’s view of the Constitution includes a bill of wrongs

The US Constitution is a political football that is being kicked and tossed around in an increasingly partisan environment. Comedian Colin Quinn isn’t surprised by that. Not after delving into its history for his new show, “Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional,” which he brings to the Paramount Center Mainstage Nov. 19. He believes the Constitution is the blueprint not only for the American system of government but also for the current fractious state of political discourse. Quinn has made history his muse as of late. His previous one-man show, “Long Story Short,” looked at human nature through world history. We spoke with Quinn by phone about the Constitution, American politics, and the task of anchoring “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live.”

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